How Danny Dark Became The Voice-Over King

Check out the post “How Danny Dark Changed Commercial Voice Overs” on Dan O’Day’s blog.

The video in Dan’s post of legendary PD Chuck Blore talking about how Danny Dark went from using his DJ voice to actually “talking to people,” is good advice for any of us who do voiceovers.

If you’re unfamiliar with Danny Dark’s voice check out this NBC promo with Dark as the announcer:

 

 

Voice Talent Announced For D C Universe Online

DC Universe Online (DCUO) is being released early next year and Sony has announced the addition of four voice talents:

  • Arleen Sorkin (Batman: The Animated Series)
  • Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Dwight Schultz (The A-Team, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

 Full story: Impressive Voice Talent Lining Up for DC Universe Online

Rocky and Bullwinkle Creator Dies

When I was a kid, one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoon shows was “Rocky and Bullwinkle.”

 

 

I’m convinced that the narrations on the segments is one of the things that made me want to be a voice talent.

Alex Anderson, the creator of “Rocky and Bullwinkle” has passed away:

Unsung Creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle Dies

Unfortunately at the time I posted this, the Time article lists “June Frees” as the voice of Rocky when in fact Rocky (and many other voices on the show) were done by the incomparable June Foray.

Time likely was combining her name with that of Paul Frees who was the voice of Boris Badenov (and others).

Nice Way to Start the Week

It’s always great waking up on a Monday morning with some voiceover projects already in the pipeline.

Today, it was a narration for a home tour video for HighDefVideo Tours.

 

 

Shortly after submitting the file for that home tour, I open my email to find another HighDefVideo Tour voiceover ready to be recorded.

Then, an afternoon call from a client checking on my availability for the week of October 25th.

All in all, a great way to start the week.

Rest in Peace, Mrs. Cleaver

I woke up this morning to news that Barbara Billingsley, or Mrs. Cleaver to many of us, had passed away at age 94.

Like many, I grew up watching “Leave it to Beaver.”¬† In fact, at one point when I was a kid, it was probably my favorite show.

I also remember Barbara Billingsley as the jive talking passenger in the movie “Airplane:”

 

 

After seeing her as June Cleaver for so many years, it was hilarious to see her in this role.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Cleaver.

 

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